FlightSafety International has promoted Scott Hunter to director of maintenance training sales. “Our customers will appreciate and benefit from Scott’s experience, in-depth understanding of aircraft maintenance training and commitment to excellence in customer service,” said Mike Lee, director of maintenance training business development. Hunter replaces Doug Bowen, who has been named director of maintenance training services.
irworthiness Directive 2009-25-02, requiring owners of 690, 690A and 690B Twin Commanders (with the exception of six serial number-specific aircraft) to have their aircraft inspected for corrosion between the upper wing skin panels and engine mount beam support straps. The inspection must be performed within
the next 150 hours time in service beginning January 8, or by Jan. 8, 2011, whichever comes first.
FlightSafety International (Booth No. 4606) announced here yesterday that its new Eurocopter EC135 simulator is scheduled to enter service by the end of this year at the company’s Rotorcraft Learning Center in Lafayette, La. This is the first EC135 simulator designed by FlightSafety to win level-D approval from the FAA.
The Whirly-Girls International presented its 2010 scholarships to seven women at its annual scholarships luncheon yesterday at Heli-Expo 2010.
Together, the scholarships are valued at more than $25,000 in helicopter flight and ground training. Most of the awards were in the form of donations by training facilities, while $12,000 in cash gifts were also added to the fund.
Embraer has chosen FlightSafety International as the authorized training provider for its mid-light Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500 executive jets, the company announced here. The partnership also extends to the super-midsize Legacy 600, the large Legacy 650 and the ultra-large Lineage 1000, as well as its family of E-Jet commercial airliners.
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Shane Eddy has been named v-p of Sikorsky Global Helicopters. Most recently he served as senior v-p for customer support and services, and chief services officer at Bell Helicopter.
Van Nuys, Calif.-based charter operator Elite Aviation has created a new division and is now offering its previously in-house maintenance services to the public. Elite Aviation Jet Services, a Part 145 repair station, has a staff of factory- and FlightSafety-trained technicians who cumulatively have more than 100 years of corporate aircraft maintenance experience and more than 60 years of avionics expertise.
Under an agreement reached between Wayfarer Aviation and FlightSafety International, maintenance crew training will be discounted off FlightSafety’s
A new 44,000-sq-ft maintenance training center has opened near the Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) Wichita facility and is offering a full schedule of technical training courses. It is a joint effort between Hawker Beechcraft and FlightSafety International. According to Christi Tannahill, vice president for Hawker Beechcraft global customer service and support, the first course offered is MxPro.
When asked about the Hawker 450 at the Hawker Beechcraft Corp. (HBC) press conference yesterday, chairman and CEO Bill Boisture said, “We are going to introduce another version of that fine, light jet.” He declined to reveal any additional information. He also said there will be a follow-up Hawker 400 timed “to meet the economic updraft, and that’s all I’m going to say about it.”